PAKISTAN: UTP finds more gas

11 August 1995

The local Union Texas Pakistan (UTP) has found commercial quantities of gas at two deep exploration wells in the Badin concession.

The Makhdumpur Deep-1 well flowed at 15.2 million cubic feet a day (mcf/d) of gas, and the Khorewah Deep-1 well tested at 6.4 mcf/d of gas. The results confirmed an earlier find in the lowest sands of the Goru formation, under the fields UTP is already exploiting. The Turk Deep-1 well, drilled in 1994, was the first to show reserves in a deep field. A further three wells are planned for 1995 to test the deep field.

UTP is the operator of the Badin concession and holds a 30 per cent interest. Its partners are the local Oil & Gas Development Corporation, with 40 per cent, and the US-owned Occidental Petroleum (Pakistan), which holds the remaining 30 per cent. UTP is producing 20,500 barrels a day of crude, which represents 34 per cent of Pakistan's total production. It also produces 173 mcf/d of gas, equivalent to some 9 per cent of total gas production.

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